Monday, May 17, 2010, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room
University of California, Davis
Plant and animal species are going extinct at alarming rates and climate change is expected to hasten this trend. The world’s growing human population is encroaching on natural habitats and over-exploiting the planet’s rich biological resources. In response, conservation organizations are asking, “what is the best way to protect species, habitats and the functioning ecosystems upon which humanity depends?” These groups have developed a variety of approaches to preserve biodiversity, maintain healthy ecosystems and encourage sustainable environmental practices.
In a rare joint appearance, science directors of The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society and World Wildlife Fund will share their sometimes divergent perspectives on successful strategies to achieve a common goal: maximizing our capacity to protect critical biological resources.
Dr. Peter Kareiva
Director of Science, The Nature Conservancy
Dr. Miguel Morales
Science & Knowledge Division, Conservation International
Dr. Kent Redford
VP for Conservation Strategy, Wildlife Conservation Society
Dr. Taylor Ricketts
Director of the Science Program, World Wildlife Fund
Dr. Andrew Revkin
Journalist, Pace University
John Muir Institute of the Environment, Davis Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, UC Davis Graduate Group in Ecology, NSF Responding to rapid environmental change IGERT, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences